Harry Smith Free For All

The Oregon Cartoon Institute and The Late Now present a series of short, interactive presentations about the life and work of Oregon-born genius Harry Everett Smith hosted by Leo Daedalus, Oregon Cartoon Institute’s 2013 artist in residence.

11:00am: Kaveh Askari screens his new 7 minute experimental documentary about Harry Smith’s Bellingham years, followed by a Q&A.

11:30am: Doug Stewart demonstrates the recording technology Harry Smith used as a teenager when he recorded Lummi Indian rituals.

12:00pm: A recreation of selected String Figures from Harry Smith’s collection.

12:30pm: Anne Richardson places Harry Smith within a timeline of Oregon film history.

1:00pm: Joe McMurrian discusses Harry Smith’s curation of his 1952 Anthology Of American Folk Music.

1:30pm: A demonstration and talk by Dennis Nyback about Harry Smith’s performance art approach to his 16mm films.

2:00pm Andrew Ritchey discusses sound as an element in avant-garde film.

2:30pm Leo Daedalus of The Late Now takes on Harry Smith’s unpredictable relationship to the concept of “truth”.

3:00pm The Harry Smith Paper Airplane Invitational — an indoor air Show in honor of Harry Smith’s world class paper airplane collection.

3:30pm: Sacred Harp Singers perform traditional shaped note singing, one of Harry Smith’s obsessions, and invite the audience to sing along.

Event website available here.


Columbia City Theater, Seattle, WA